I had a theory: EzineArticles authors who submit more than 100+ articles receive more average page views than those who submit less than 100 articles due to the law of numbers: Meaning, if you have more article inventory posted, you have a statistically higher chance at hooking a few home runs in terms of explosive page views that lifts your overall average. I was right and wrong, and here’s what I found out:
First, I sampled only the top 100 authors by submissions a few weeks ago to do some analysis. I should have sampled the entire database, but that’s a query that’s a little more intensive than we could run at the moment.
Of the 100 top authors by submissions (meaning, they had more than ~140 articles listed with us), here are the top 10 authors sorted by highest average views to their articles:
Authors with more than 1000+ articles listed with us, sorted by highest average article views came out at:
So, what did we learn from this data analysis?
o) That my theory is inconclusive because the dataset is incomplete. This analysis will need to be redone with including 100% of all 25k+ authors instead of only the top 100 by submission quantity.
o) That keyword intelligence in your article titles and body does result in higher overall traffic per article than just random writing without considering keyword intelligence & research. This assumption takes into consideration that the majority of the above listed top EzineArticles authors by average page views are keyword intelligent/aware vs. a newbie author who plunked out their first article this year without keyword research.
o) “Traffic source” has a lot to do with which articles achieve higher page views than others. Unfortunately, we don’t track traffic source per article to identify which source is responsible for the bulk of the traffic. Knowing each articles traffic sources (think 2008ish) would help to clarify which behaviors & actions by authors result in higher average page views per article.
Curious: What did you get from looking at the above numbers & analysis discussion?